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Title: Study of impact on helicopter blade
Authors: Tawk, Issam 
Aubry, J
Navarro, Pablo
Ferrero, Jean-Francois
Marguet, Steven
Rivallant, S
Lemaire, S
Rauch, P
Affiliations: Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Keywords: Composites
Impact
Finite element analysis (FEA)
Damage assessment
Issue Date: 2012
Part of: Journal of engineering failure analysis
Volume: 24
Start page: 38
End page: 45
Abstract: 
This article presents a study of damage in structures that are similar to helicopter blade sections, subjected to an impact. These complex composite structures were impacted by a steel ball of 125 g at impact speed ranging from 30 to 130 m/s. This led to properly highlight the kinematics of the impact and to define the sequence of the damages mechanisms. An explicit FE model is also presented. The damage modelling of the roving is performed through a scale change. It allows a good representation of observed experimental behaviour. As the mesh density is low, it can be used for the modelling of a real structure.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/2589
DOI: 10.1016/j.engfailanal.2012.03.005
Ezproxy URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Mechanical Engineering

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